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Watch an endangered Philippine eagle chick grow up in rare video

January 16, 2019 - The Philippine eagle is one of the world's largest and rarest birds of prey. Fewer than 900 adults remain on just four Philippine islands. It took four weeks of searching, seven filming platforms, and five months, to capture this rare, intimate look at a Philippine eagle nest. Philippine eagle pairs mate for life and produce just one egg every two years. See how eagle parents feed and care for an eaglet, and watch the eaglet learn to fly, in this close-up look at a nest. Learn about the Philippine Eagle Foundation's efforts to save the critically endangered species, and see more footage from the feature film Bird of Prey, for which the footage was filmed. Read article ""Watch an endangered eagle chick grow up in rare video.

See the unique and endangered dragon's blood trees of Socotra

One of the most distinctive places on Earth sits 60 miles off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Socotra, which is governed by Yemen, has been called the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean” due to the large number of plant and animal species that live only there. Perhaps the most iconic being the dragon’s blood tree. Named after their bright red sap, dragon’s blood trees can live to be thousands of years old and take a long time to mature before they reproduce. They have become increasingly threatened by livestock that feed on the young saplings. Since 2015, four unusually powerful cyclones have swept across the island, displacing thousands of people and uprooting dragon’s blood trees. As the climate warms, destructive storms may become more common, threatening the island and its unique inhabitants. Now read about Socotra.

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